Development News

Jeffery A. Levitetz Creates Scholars Program Fund in New College

Jeffrey A. Levitetz, of Boca Raton, Fla., has given $10,000 to the College to create the Levitetz Scholars Program, which will award scholarships to students in New College. Levitetz, a New College alumnus, is the founder and chair of Purity Wholesale Grocers, one of the largest private companies in Florida. In 2011 he contributed $20,000… Read more »

Memorial Fund Honors Cherished Faculty Member

A memorial fund has been established in honor of Dr. Karen Steckol, a professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders who died in November 2011 after a three-year struggle with cancer. In addition to serving as department chair, Steckol was clinical director of UA’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Alabama’s oldest audiology clinic, which serves more… Read more »

McCollough Establishes Scholarship to Honor Her Late Husband

Joan Mackey McCollough, of Winter Haven, Fla., has given $25,000 to the College to establish the Jasper O. McCollough Jr., MD, Memorial Endowed Scholarship to honor the memory of her husband. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in the College’s premedical program. A graduate of The University of Alabama, McCollough received his medical degree… Read more »

James Cummings Honors Father with Chemistry Scholarship

Dr. James M. Cummings, of Saint Louis, Mo., has given more than $20,000 to the College to establish the James Morgan Cummings Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship to honor the memory of his father. Dr. Cummings graduated from The University of Alabama in 1978; he currently serves as a faculty physician in the Department of Surgery… Read more »

Carnaggios Establish Premed Scholarship

Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Carnaggio, of Birmingham, have established the Vincent and Jean Carnaggio Endowed Scholarship with a gift of more than $20,000. The scholarship will support undergraduate students enrolled in UA’s premedical program. After serving in World War II, Dr. Carnaggio attended The University of Alabama, where he received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry… Read more »

Artwork Donated by Callahan, Foote Families

The children of Dr. Alston Callahan, one of the founders of the Callahan Eye Foundation in Birmingham, and Mrs. Eivor Holst Callahan, a 1948 UA alumnus, have donated artwork to the permanent collection of the Department of Art and Art History. The work is a plaster cast of Lovers (Mithuna), a sculpture from the 11th… Read more »